Annual Education Report
April 19, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for United Oaks Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Mark Brown, principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at United Oaks Elementary School.
When referencing this single year of M-Step data, United Oaks is faced with achievement gaps. Focused Instruction Time, reading and math intervention, our 1 to 1 technology initiative, extended day and year programs are all ways in which we are working to close those achievement gaps.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Students who live in the United Oaks attendance area are assigned to
United Oaks School. Students within the Hazel Park School District but
not within the United Oaks attendance area may apply for Open
Enrollment. Students who reside within Oakland County may apply for
105 Schools of Choice Status. Students who reside in counties
contiguous to Oakland County (primarily Wayne and Macomb) may
apply for 105C Schools of Choice Status.
THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
We are engaged in the 3-5 year improvement process aligned with the
District School Improvement Plan as well as our improvement goals.
Our School Improvement Plan is reviewed by staff and revised
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR SCHOOL
United Oaks Elementary School is a K - 5 building with 380 students.
We have 2 sections of each grade, with 3 sections of second grade. We
offer physical education, art, vocal music and media technology. We
offer interventions for academically at risk students as well as special
education services for qualifying students. We offer an extended day
program in addition to our extended year program. A number of
parental involvement activities also take place throughout the year.
The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core
curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content
expectations at each grade level and content area K-12. United Oaks
School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum
curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future.
The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our
curricular standards and benchmarks. Information on the core
curriculum is available at www.mi.gov/mde.
LOCAL ASSESSMENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS
Fountas and Pinnell year end scores - 2015
Kindergarten 89% at level
Grade 1 47% at level
Grade 2 46% at level
Grade 3 57% at level
Grade 4 55% at level
Grade 5 50% at level
STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
64% of our students were represented at parent-teacher conferences
during the 2013-2014 school year, while 72% (271 parents) were
represented at parent-teacher conferences during the 2014-2015 school
The teachers and staff of United Oaks Elementary School work collaboratively with our diverse student population to provide effective teaching and services. Careful consideration is given to new initiatives as well as those we currently use. Our goal is to improve teaching and learning for all students, whether a new initiative is implemented or not. We recognize that our best resources are our teachers for the students we are entrusted with. We continually work to improve the Student – Teacher – Parent connection.
Mark A. Brown
United Oaks Elementary School